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Workshop II— Delta Atelier Urban Management

We can and must link major objectives to everyday maintenance and the transformation of our districts through improved cooperation between urban development, urban management and social development. Management practice possesses the quantitative capacity (estimated at 15 billion euro annually in the Netherlands as a whole) and the strategic implementing position to close district-scale flows and achieve a number of major objectives - on which many agreements have already been concluded in abstraction - in our everyday living environment. Instead of investing in maintaining the past, we can systematically develop the desired circular living environment. With this hypothesis, in 2018, the Kopgroep Stedelijk Beheer (Lead Group in Urban Management) – an informal cooperation partnership between the management bodies of Zwolle, Zoetermeer, Leiden, and Rotterdam – joined the Delta Atelier. In April 2019, an exploratory study was launched. Architecture Workroom is collaborating with Endeavour and H+N+S and the Kopgroep Stedelijk Beheer on this study. 

Workshop II ©Anja De Graaff

In an initial phase the levers and obstacles will be exposed in four test locations through district visits and working ateliers: De Marken in Almere, Leiden Zuidwest, Meerzicht in Zoetermeer and Reyeroord in Rotterdam. The various design teams will start work on three levels. 

1.    AWB is responsible for the district level. Adopting an integrated approach to the management challenges and linking them to transition ambitions, bottom-up and top-down, requires new types of projects. Diverse transition objectives can take form within these so-called chain projects and one objective can reinforce the other. 

2.    With its experience in participative and co-creation processes, Endeavour proposes an approach to bring the social and spatial aspect of urban management together. Management bodies in the Netherlands (via district directors, green area managers, etc.) are very active in the district. They form an important link between the everyday concerns of residents and everyday management of the city. 

3.    H+N+S explores how a 'supply map' could be linked to transition mapping as the foundation for formulating new management projects. Because the manager often plays the primary role in the district and has a great many resources to hand, it is necessary to clearly establish when and where these major interventions will take place. As a result new coalitions can be forged with diverse city services and policy bodies. 

The test districts are completely normal and represent other areas to be transformed in the Netherlands and Flanders. The lessons from this study will be translated into recommendations and tools for a transformation approach at the district level, which apply in many places simultaneously. Therefore, the importance of urban management must also be examined at the national level! This claim will be boosted using the results of the study at the National Conference for Management of the Public Space (NCBOR) in Zaanstad on 28 November 2019.


Air For Schools workshop— Keizer Karellaan and Leopold II-tunnel
Netwerkbijeenkomst— Ontwerp met Beleid
Bap! Biennale of architecture and landscape of Île-de-France— 1st edition
Socio-spatial study— Baudelo Building Ghent
Water+Land+Scape approved
Urbanising in Place— Rosario Workshop
Social-spatial research— Ghent Sint-Pieters
Brussels Urban Landscape Biennial Edition 2018— Rising Waters
You Are Here - Brussels
Announcement — IABR-THE MISSING LINK Rotterdam and Brussels
Urbanising in Place— Building the Food-Water-Energy nexus
IABR–2018+2020–The Missing Link— Delta Atelier
Antwerp— Mapping the shift of metropolitan phenomena in Berchem extra muros
Publication— Designing the Future
CS Genk— Campus Bret 21st century learning landscape
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— and test site M4H
IABR–Atelier East Flemish Regio— Has left the starting blocks
Regional Call IABR-Atelier OVK— Help shape the future of the East Flanders Core region
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Energy transition as an urban project
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Call to Architects
Open Space Platform— Call Water-Land-Schap
Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities: Asia
Open Space Platform— Publication Operation Open Space
THE MISSING LINK— Curator Statement, Research Agenda and Call for Practices
Atelier Zennevallei
Urban Intervention — BRIDGE
Workshop Series — Urban Economy in the Brussels Metropolitan Area
Lecture and Debate — Fitting More Industry In
Rotterdam Biennale appoints three curators for diptych 2018+2020
A Whole World to Win— Floris Alkemade in conversation with Els Vervloesem and Joachim Declerck
Masterclass— Caring Neighborhoods
Atelier Kortrijk 2025— Innovative urban development strategy
Designing The Future— series of debates
Atelier Brussels— Masterclasses
Atelier Brussels— Lectures Structure and Stimulus
Atelier Brussels— Urban Walks
Antwerp— Study to map the livability of neighbourhoods
Atelier Brussels— Expo A Good City Has Industry
Spoor Oost— Urban Renewal Project
City of Bruges— Week of the City
Zeebrugge Revitalisation— Urban Renewal Project
Torhout— experiential and identity study
Launch OASE 96 Social Poetics— The Architecture of Use and Appropriation
From cure to care— transitions in the healthy city of Utrecht
Atelier Brussels— Urban Meeting IABR
Urban Meeting Bozar— The Productive Metropolis
Imagine Europe— Bozar
Atelier Brussels— The Productive Metropolis
Call for design teams— Atelier Brussels The Productive Metropolis
Development strategy— Ostend Eastern Shore
Review of spatial structure plan— Bruges City
The City as Factory— Buda Workroom
Colloquium — Architecture in Belgium and Turkey: Changing practices
Architecture Culture Platform
Ghent Muide-Meulestede
IABR 2016 — Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City
Publication—Reweaving the Urban Carpet
Eurodelta 2030 - 2100
Eurometropolitan Blue Space
Atelier— Productive BXL
Atelier de Stad— Brussels
Lecture — Mark Brearley
Festival Kanal Play Ground
Metropolitan Coast Landscape 2100
IABR 2014 Urban by Nature— Atelier Brabantstad
Exploration of the Future of Flemish Land Company (VLM)
Productive Space By Design— conference
Strategic vision— Kern Rechteroever in Aalst
Strategic exploration— pilot projects productive landscape
Atelier— In Between
Atelier à Habiter— Exhibition
Preparatory workshop— development plan for Sidaplax in Ghent
Atelier De Stad Brussels— Kanal Play Ground
International Atelier— Eurometropolis
Expert advice— 'Nieuw Gent'
Preparatory workshop— housing development plan in Kapellen
Publication—The Ambition of the Territory
Symposium—Naar een gedeelde ontwerpagenda voor Vlaanderen
Vlaanderen als Ontwerp— Atelier
The Ambition of the Territory— deSingel International Arts Campus
Lecture—Carolyn Steel - The Hungry City
Changing Cultures of Planning— Rotterdam, Zürich, Nantes, Randstad, Bordeaux
Towards a Visionary Housing Production in Flanders
Guide plan—Brussels canal
The Ambition of the Territory—Belgian Pavilion Venice 2012
Making City—5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
Project definition—new prison in Haren
Building for Brussels— Architecture and urban transformation in Europe
Making City—Atelier Istanbul
G A R D E N— Parckdesign 2012
Open House Brussels—debates and artistic parcours
Exhibition—Making City
Exploring the metropolitan condition
The Next Economy— Belgium at The International Architecture Biennale 2016
Master Class—120% Brussels
City Trajectory—Brussels Canal
Program—Building For Brussels
Exhibition—Building for Brussels
Exhibition—Architecture for Justice
Concept studios—Spatial Policy Plan of Flanders
Article A+ 282 village— Cultivate the food landscape
Vacancy - Operational Director (w/m/x)
Delta Atelier document
Vacancy— Research collaborators
Vacancy— Communication manager
Transition— Learning, living, working in 2050
Publication— Architectuurcultuur in Vlaanderen (only in NL)
Workshop II— Delta Atelier Urban Management
With structural support from the Flemish government and regular support from the Brussels capital region and other regional and local governments.